A Tale of Two Cities: Day Labor and Conflict Resolution for Communities in Crisis
4 DISP. RESOL. MAG. 8 (Fall 1997)
3 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2013
Date Written: Fall 1997
Through the lens of Glen Cove and Agoura Hills, two cities facing social crisis revolving around a shaping point, this article addresses the importance of government and key interest groups developing approaches to conflict that will best move society forward while limiting the danger and costs of discord. This "tale of two cities" describes two remarkably similar situations involving day laborers and argues that one community’s choice of mediation after the commencement of litigation resulted in outcomes that addressed and satisfied a wider range of constituency interests than those realized by the community that chose litigation alone.
Keywords: Conflict Resolution, ADR, Mediation, Litigation, Glen Cove, Agoura Hill, Social Crisis, Government Action, Day Laborers, Community Mediation
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